2019 Cubs Post-Season Roster Eligibility List

UPDATED 9-9-2019 

Here is the Cubs 2019 post-season roster eligibility list:  

POST-SEASON ROSTER ELIGIBILITY RULES 

A club's Post-Season Eligibility List is established at midnight (Eastern) on August 31st.

A club's Active List (25-man roster) must be submitted to the MLB Commissioner prior to the start of the first game of each post-season series (Wild Card game, LDS, LCS, and World Series).

A club's Active List can be changed (tweaked) prior to the start of the first game of each series (WC, LDS, LCS, and WS). 

1. A player who received a suspension for violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (player tested positive for a prohibited substance) prior to the start of Spring Training, during Spring Training, during the regular season, or during a post-season series (Wild Card, LDS, LCS, or World Series), is ineligible to play in any MLB or minor league post-season game(s) or series in that season, even if the player has completed serving the suspension. 

2. Any player on the Disqualified List, Ineligible List, Voluntary Retired List, or Restricted List (for any reason other than being placed on Administrative Leave pending investigation of a possible violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse policy or extended Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency Leave) as of midnight (Eastern) on August 31st or who is placed on the Disqualified List, Ineligible List, Voluntary Retired List, or Restricted List anytime after midnight (Eastern) on August 31st is ineligible to be included on a Post-Season Eligibility List that season. 

3. All other players on a club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), MLB 60-day Injured List, and Military List prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st are automatically placed on a club's Post-Season Eligibility List and are eligible to be included on a post-season series Active List (25-man roster), but a player on an MLB 60-day Injured List who otherwise would be eligible to be included on a Post-Season Eligibility List is NOT eligible to be included until the player has spent at least 60 days on the Injured List, and a player on the MLB 60-day Injured List is NOT eligible to play in a post-season series until the player has spent at least 60 days on the Injured List AND the player has been reinstated from the 60-day Injured List.

CUBS 2019 POST-SEASON ROSTER ELIGIBILITY LIST (updated 9-9-2019)

42 players

* bats or throws left 
# bats both 

PITCHERS: 25 
Adbert Alzolay 
* Xavier Cedeno
Tyler Chatwood 
Steve Cishek 
Yu Darvish 
Kendall Graveman 
* Cole Hamels 
Kyle Hendricks 
* Derek Holland 
Craig Kimbrel 
Brandon Kintzler 
* Jon Lester 
Dillon Maples 
Alec Mills 
Brandon Morrow 
James Notwood 
David Phelps 
* Jose Quintana 
* Kyle Ryan 
* Justin Steele 
Pedro Strop 
Duane Underwood Jr 
Allen Webster 
Rowan Wick 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 3 
# Victor Caratini 
Willson Contreras 
Jonathan Lucroy 

INFIELDERS: 9 
Javier Baez 
David Bote 
Kris Bryant 
* David Descalso 
# Robel Garcia 
* Tony Kemp 
* Anthony Rizzo 
Addison Russell 
# Ben Zobrist 

OUTFIELDERS: 5 
Albert Almora 
Nicholas Castellanos 
# Ian Happ 
* Jason Heyward 
* Kyle Schwarber 

NOTE: If they remain on the MLB 60-day IL and are not reinstated prior to the start of the MLB post-season, Xavier Cedeno, Kendall Graveman, Brandon Morrow, and/or Allen Webster can be replaced on the Cubs Post-Season Eligibility List by a player who was under club control but not on the club's MLB 40-man Roster or on one of the club's MLB inactive lists as of midnight (Eastern) on August 31st (like Danny Hultzen and/or Nico Hoerner, for example) .    

4. A player on a Post-Season Eligibility List at midnight (Eastern) on August 31st must remain on his club's MLB Reserve List, MLB 60-day Injured List, and/or Military List continuously throughout the remainder of the MLB regular season and post-season in order to be automatically included on his club's Post-Season Eligibility List. If a player is sent outright to the minors after midnight (Eastern) on August 31st, he is no longer automatically eligible to be included on a Post-Season Eligibility List.
NOTE: C Taylor Davis and OF Mark Zagunis were on the Cubs Post-Season Eligibility List as of midnight on 8/31, but they were subsequently sent outright to the minors so both are no longer automaticially eligible to play in the post-season (player would have to be added back to the Cubs MLB 40-man roster and replace an injured post-season eligible player before he would be eligible to play in the post-season).

5. A "26th player" (must be a catcher) may (with approval of the MLB Conmissioner) be listed on a club's Active List for the LDS, LCS, or World Series as a replacement for a catcher who is suffering from an acute concussion. The catcher who suffered the concussion would be eligible to return to his club's Active List after seven days (even if it is prior to the conclusion of the series) at which point the "26th player" (the extra catcher) must be deactivated.

6. A post-season eligible player who is placed on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List or on the Paternity List during a post-season series can (with approval of the MLB Commissioner) be replaced by another player on the club's Post-Season Eligibility List (a pitcher must replace a pitcher and a position player must replace a position player, but it is not necessary for a catcher to replace a catcher, an infielder to replace and infielder, or an outfielder to replace an outfielder), as long as the absent player is reinstated after no more than seven days (for a player on the Beareavement/Family Medical Emergency List) or after no more than three days (for a player on the Paternity List). If the series ends before the player is reinstated, he will automatically be reinstated prior to the next series, even if he has not returned to his club. 
NOTE: The absent player is not eligible to be replaced during a series if the player is a pitcher who pitched at least four consecutive innings in a game sometime previous in the series unless at least three days have elapsed since that game.

7. An injured post-season eligible player can (with the approval of the MLB Commissioner) be replaced on his club's Post-Season Eligibility List by a player (regardless of position) who was on an Active List, Reserve List, 60-day Injured List, or Military List of a minor league affiliate from that organization prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st, or by a player who was on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), MLB 60-day Injured List, or Military List prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st but who was subsequently sent outright to the minors. (In the case of a player who is sent outright to the minors after August 31st, the player must remain on a Reserve List of a minor league affiliate from that organization continuously throughout the remainder of the MLB regular season and post-season in order to be eligible to replace an injured post-season eligible player).

8. A minor league player who replaces an injured player on the Post-Season Eligibility List must have his contract selected and be placed on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) before he can be placed on the club's Post-Season Eligibility List. If the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) is full, a player must be removed (traded, released, or sent outright to the minors) from the club's MLB Reserve List to make room for the replacement player. 
NOTE: A player cannot be placed on the MLB 60-day Injured List after the conclusion of the MLB regular season, so placing an injured player on the MLB 60-day Injured List during the post-season to make room on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) for a post-season minor league replacement player is not an option.

9. A post-season eligible player who is injured during a post-season series (LDS, LCS, or World Series) can (with the approval of the MLB Commissioner) be replaced during the series by another player on the club's Post-Season Eligibility List, or by a player who was on an Active List, Reserve List, 60-day Injured List, or Military List of a minor league affiliate from that organization prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st, or by a player who was on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), MLB 60-day Injured List, or Military List prior to midnight (Eastern) on August 31st but who was subsequently sent outright to the minors. (In the case of a player who is sent outright to the minors after August 31st, the player must remain on a Reserve List of a minor league affiliate from that organization continuously throughout the remainder of the MLB regular season and post-season in order to be eligible to replace an injured post-season eligible player). An injured player replaced during a post-season series is ineligible to be reinstated to his club's Active List (25-man roster) for the balance of that series and the next series (LCS or World Series). Also, a pitcher must replace a pitcher and a position player must replace a position player. However, it is NOT necessary for a catcher to replace a catcher, an infielder to replace an infielder, or an outfielder to replace an outfielder. 
NOTE: If the injured player suffered an acute concussion, the injured player is eligible to be reinstated to his club's Active List after seven days even if the next post-season series is still in progress. 

Comments

Got a look @ K. Graveman today. Started & threw 3...looked good aside from a long solo bomb last seen headed for the late summer remains of the Des Moines River...

With Iowa INF Dixon Machado likely out for the balance of the 2019 season with a hammy the only remaining legit shortstops at the upper levels of the Cubs system are Zack Short and Nico Hoerner.

So if something bad (like a season-ending injury) were to happen to Javy Baez and/or Addison Russell where another SS would be needed in Chicago, it would almost certainly be Zack Short, since he has some AAA experience, and he is Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2019 and so he was already a candidate to get added to the 40 on 11/20 anyway. 

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